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World Series Of Fighting: Spong Vs. DeAnda Results

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of the World Series of Fighting: Spong vs. DeAnda main card.

Tonight’s action comes to us live from the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

In earlier prelim action, Victor Valenzuela defeated Isaac Gutierrez (submission), Jared Papazian topped John Robles (unanimous decision), Lewis Gonzalez downed Antonio McGee (technical decision) and Gerald Harris pulled out a victory over Jorge Santiago (unanimous decision).

Now, on to the main card! Remember to keep refreshing this page by hitting F5 on your keyboard for the most up-to-date results.


Tyson Griffin vs. Gesias Cavalcante

We begin with lightweight fighters Tyson Griffin (16-6) and Gesias Cavalcante (17-7-1). Griffin is a veteran of the UFC, while Cavalcante is an ex-Strikeforce fighter. The referee will be Jason McCoy.

Round 1: Pair of former top contenders looking to get back on track here. Nice exchange of rights, as this has been all-striking through the first minute of action. Cavalcante looking more fluid, mixing it up and hitting combos. Griffin goes for a takedown and eats a huge kick to the midsection. Griffin scores with a takedown as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cavalcante

Round 2: Got some anger from Griffin, as Cavalcante didn’t want to break the hold at the end of the first. Cavalcante, though, gets the better of the flurry, working the body on the ground with some nice knees. Cavalcante backs Griffin up with a pair of jabs, but the ex-UFC fighter storms back with his own. Strong leg kicks landing by Griffin, but not enough to keep Cavalcante from continuing to push forward.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cavalcante

Round 3: Cavalcante into the guard right off the bat in this final round. “JZ” all over Griffin, taking his back, landing lefts and rights and forcing the referee to step in. Griffin gets right up and is arguing with the referee, trying to say that he was attempting something from the ground. Regardless of Griffin’s arguing, this one is all over.

Gesias Cavalcante def. Tyson Griffin via TKO (strikes) at 1:37 of Round 3

Ray Sefo vs. Dave Huckaba

To the land of the giants, as WSOF president Ray Sefo (2-1) makes what is rumored to be his retirement fight vs. Dave Huckaba (20-5). Huckaba has won nine of his last 10. The third man inside the cage will be Michael Bell.

Round 1: Lots of feeling out between these two, and there is a spinning backfist from Sefo out of nowhere. Sefo firing off some nasty kicks to the lead leg of Huckaba. With that, Huckaba answers, firing off lefts and rights, trying to keep Sefo from kicking him anymore. Sefo gets Huckaba to the ground, but is unable to do much damage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sefo

Round 2: Another spinning attack from the president, and Huckaba is forced up against the cage. He laughs it off, but you can tell that hurt. Sefo with a big left and Huckaba answers back, as they exchange in the middle of the cage. Huckaba now looking to finish, pinpointing big rights to the head of Sefo. These two are still standing, somehow, after trading for almost eight minutes now. Huckaba again catches Sefo and continues the punishment, forcing the ref to step in. Sefo never went down, but Huckaba landed nearly a dozen heavy shots without any defense.

Dave Huckaba def. Ray Sefo via TKO (strikes) at 4:32 of Round 2

Keon Caldwell vs. Nick Newell

One-armed fighter Nick Newell (9-0) makes his debut with the World Series of Fighting against Keon Caldwell (9-1). Newell is missing the lower-half of his left arm. Michael Bell will be the referee.

Round 1: Exchange of kicks right off the start. No feeling out period, and Caldwell knocks Newell down. Newell works for a takedown, winds up on his back, but gets right up to his feet. Newell scores with a takedown but is unable to work towards a submission. He just misses a head-kick, and throws a judo takedown on Caldwell. Another Newell takedown with over two minutes left. Newell slips to the head and neck and locks in a choke, forcing Caldwell to tap. Newell is greeted by a standing ovation from the Ontario, California crowd.

Nick Newell def. Keon Caldwell via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:07 of Round 1

Marlon Moraes vs. Brandon Hempleman

The co-main event features highly-rated bantamweight Marlon Moraes (10-4-1) taking on Brandon Hempleman (9-1). The referee will be – once again – Michael Bell.

Round 1: Moraes answers an inside leg kick with a thunderous left-right combo to the chin. Incredible power for the Brazilian. Hempleman doesn’t appear to be afraid to stand and trade, throwing strong kicks and his own right hand, as well. Moraes with a huge right as Hempleman tries to get out of the way and he is bleeding down the middle of his face. Moraes drops Hempleman and pounces, firing off a flurry of punches. Hempleman is able to tie up, trying to survive as the blood continues to pour. Hempleman a bloody mess, but the cage-side door rules he can continue.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Moraes

Round 2: Along with the cut, Hempleman also has a badly damaged lead leg, as Moraes has been peppering it throughout the fight. Both guys are slipping on the mat, having to re-catch themselves many times. Hempleman tries to throw a kick and Moraes lands his own, causing him to fall to the mat. Into the guard and in a bad position now is Hempleman. Hempleman can barely put any weight on his left leg now, as Moraes lands another nasty kick. Hempleman is trying to stay in there, but he might be better off living to fight another day.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Moraes

Round 3: Hempleman switches stances to start the round, a great idea to stay in this one for another five minutes. His left leg looks like Urijah Faber’s after Jose Aldo was done with him. Big right hand lands on the jaw of Hempleman, who smiles as he takes another kick to the body. Honestly, I have no idea how Hempleman is still in this fight. He’s not going to win, but man, he showed serious heart tonight.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Moraes

Marlon Moraes def. Brandon Hempleman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tyrone Spong vs. Angel DeAnda

It’s main event time, as light heavyweight prospect Tyrone Spong (1-0) takes on Angel DeAnda (11-2). Spong is a kickboxing icon, holding several titles. He trains with former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans. Jason McCoy will be the referee.

Round 1: DeAnda getting in close and landing his right, despite a significant reach disadvantage. Kick to the body by DeAnda, as Spong has yet to throw much of anything. Spong opening up a bit now, landing some inside leg kicks and following up with his jab. Spong with a low kick that sweeps DeAnda to the ground. Big straight right lands by Spong to close the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Spong

Round 2: Spong with several attacks in succession, as he appears to be loosening up. Surprisingly, DeAnda hasn’t tried for a takedown at all. Instead, he’s just allowing Spong to constantly attack his leg and pick him apart. DeAnda isn’t going anywhere, continuing to attack Spong. He’s throwing lefts and rights, trying to pull the upset. Big overhand left by Spong connects, while DeAnda fires off a right.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Spong

Round 3: Spong forces DeAnda to stop in his tracks with another nasty inside leg kick, but he continues to fire back with lefts and rights. More of the same, as Spong is landing his kicks, but can’t follow up with anything to put DeAnda away. Honestly, DeAnda never really threatened to do anything to Spong after the early stages of the first, but he survived this 15-minute battle.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Spong

Tyrone Spong def. Angel DeAnda via unanimous decision (30-27. 30-27, 29-28)

That’s it for the World Series of Fighting. We’ll return next Saturday night with UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen.